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“Brazil is too far away from the rest of Latin America basically because of Portuguese,” says Kisser, who had first met González when Maná played in Brazil. “They are close geographically but very different. It’s really cool to have the possibility to show that we have a lot more in common than it appears.”
After separately writing demos, the musicians met in Buenos Aires to work out songs and record the core of the De La Tierra album, which they produced and financed themselves (“No managers were involved,” stresses Kisser.)
The self-titled debut is set for a November release in the U.S., Latin America and Spain on Warner Music Latina, which is also Mana’s label. Kisser, who was the album’s main songwriter, reveals that it will have lyrics in Spanish and Portuguese, and promises listeners will hear “a new way of playing heavy metal music.”
“There are so many different elements,” he says. “It’s great for instance, that Flavio has a totally different style, a lot of ska and punk.”
“Whatever we wanted to get out of our system we got it out,” González adds.